Last month I hopped on the Eurostar with a gaggle of journalists and stylists (mainly print press, I was the only blogger!) to visit French luggage store Lipault, part of Samsonite…
I was curious as I really hadn’t come across the brand before (despite being stocked here in Selfridges) but their luggage looked well-designed, light-weight and fun. Using all the Samsonite design tech, the bags – which come in many different designs; two cabin-sized rollers (a slightly larger one for the more lenient airlines!), larger suitcases and a variety of handbag styles, including a bucket (yeah!) in a load of colours, so really there’s one for everyone – are ridiculously light and being fabric extremely capacious, so you can always get that little bit extra in. Something I’m in need of every time I travel!
We lunched at a lovely little restaurant called Les Chouettes before strolling through the sunshine to one of the three stores (they’re all quite close). I loved the bucket bags in chocolate brown, thinking they’d make an excellent addition to my ever growing collection and also found a cross-over pouch which my Mum has been looking for for ages! Was great to be able to bring her something back from the trip.
Afterwards we had a little explore. Most of the group took a sun-filled boatride on the Seine but I was still quite high on my Pretty Doors of Athens, so wanted to do something similar. I marched off at quite a pace, with a 6pm deadline back at Gare du Nord. So I slowly wound my way through little side streets photographing as I went. I didn’t quite get enough pretty doors for a full post, takes a little more time and random discoveries so here’s a mix of what I saw and snapped. Hope you enjoy!